By Kelly Warman-Stallings
Thomas Doubikin, who organized the post office, was the postmaster. Doubikin lived 6 miles east of this post office at Caenby, the first post office he organized in his home. It is said this community leader was responsible for the naming of Ramsey, as well as Caenby and Clasby. All three of these post offices were named after towns near his ancestral home in Yorkshire, England.
The small settlement consisted of two churches (Christian and Methodist), a justice of the peace (Fielding Bilyeu); a livestock farmer (W.Z. Burton); a cooper/barrel maker (J. Golden); a constable (Wm. Heartgraves); two livestock dealers (J.G. Lurton and W.E. Wilson). It is not known to the author whether or not the settlement had a general store or blacksmith, but most likely it did. Most small communities did not survive long without these necessary businesses during the last century.
The post office was discontinued in 1910, and it wasn't long after that the town of Ramsey began to die out and eventually disappear. The old settlement of Capps was also referred to as Ramsey, but it was located 2 1/2 miles north of old Ramsey post office. Another Controversy!
Ancestral Names: Abbett, Blankenship, Bilyeu, Brumley, Burton, Cross, Dayton, Golden, Heartgraves, Lurton, Pierce, Ramsey, Wickhan, Wilson, Doubikin